I remember first hearing about Alrick Brown while watching him on a short-lived reality show called Film School about NYU film students. The end of that season culminated in his presentation of his final project whose name was something close to The Adventures of Super Negro. Maybe it was the British Caribbean-ness of his name, but he made an impression back then. Fast forward 7 years to 2011 and his movie, Kinyarwanda (the official language of Rwanda) is winning an Audience Award at Sundance.
On July 4, Ava Duvernay announced that AFFRM will be handling the theatrical release of Kinyarwanda. You’ll recall that the first AFFRM film was the critically-acclaimed I Will Follow. They promised to release 2 per year, so here’s the next. I have heard a lot of good things about this one, so definitely looking forward to it.
Below is Ava making the announcement.